The Bearclaw Gallery Presents
Opening April 23rd and running
until May 5th, 2005
15" x 30"
A companion to Renewal, this piece is more about the changes we experience as we go through life. I remember a time when I was so distracted by the things going on around me and in my world. I remember that I saw a sunset one evening and I know that it was beautiful. Probably one of the most gorgeous moments I have ever seen, but I was completely unmoved. My brain registered, 'a beautiful sunset', but I didn't feel it. I was numbed by my preoccupation with 'activity' and 'things'. I pulled the car over to the side of the road. I turned off my phone, turned down the radio and just – stopped. I watched that sun go down and tried to will myself into feeling it, into being awed by it...but the sensation didn't come. I was still numb.
I decided that day to make some changes in my life. The beautiful sunset that I missed connecting with has replayed many times in my head since that day. It is a permanent part of me, and I am grateful to say that now, many years later, at last I feel it.